# How do you simplify 5/6 - 2/6 ?

Aug 3, 2016

$\frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

Said in words will make the answer obvious.

" five sixths minus two sixths leaves three sixths"

The denominators are already the same so we can just subtract the numerators.

You can also write it as $\frac{5 - 2}{6} = \frac{3}{6}$

Simplify to $\frac{1}{2}$